Since the students in my English classes like to listen to music, I usually try to play a song in each class and center an activity around it. So far the success rate for bringing in music from my collection that they actually enjoy has been pretty low (low being around .1 - .2 percent, note the decimal points).
Artists that my students do not like:
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Comments for these artists have ranged from, "This music is very bad" to "I think this music is horrible."
Artists most requested by my students:
This has been one of the most difficult aspects of my job.